5 Methods to Relieve Stress Quickly
5 Methods to Relieve Stress Quickly
Stress is a given in our everyday lives. What’s less of a given is how to manage and relieve this stress, and how to relieve stress quickly. Whether you’re new to stress management or in need of a new solution, here are 5 methods that can help you to relieve stress quickly.
Get Your Blood Pumping
Our brains are hardwired to treat stress as fight or flight situations. However, most modern day causes of stress don’t have the same consequences as hunter-gatherer days. For example, you may want to run away from an upcoming presentation, but it’s not because your boss is going to eat you alive, even if your brain acts like this is the case.
One way to quickly relieve stress is to satisfy these base instincts with exercise. Running is a great stress reliever for many individuals because it releases positive endorphins. It additionally has the added benefit of tricking your brain into believing you are performing the flight part of fight or flight. Our sources of stress may be psychological, but our brain still wants us to react to them physically. If running isn’t your style, try leaning into the fight side with a hard workout to test your limits. Post workout, your stress levels should have decreased.
Try a Home Spa Day
We know that we carry physical signs of stress. In fact, there are entire industries dedicated to helping us undue these physical signs. Spas, massage therapists, and other wellness professionals are all well versed in the different ways stress can physically manifest in the body. While most of us don’t have time to regularly schedule wellness sessions after a stressful project or quarter, we can usually make room in our schedule for an evening of self-care.
Hot water is one of the best ways to quickly relieve stress at home. Extended exposure to hot water can help relax the mind and body, encouraging us to let go of tension. For a more luxurious session, add a bath bomb to the mix or a shower melt. Once you’re ready to get out, drink a big glass of water to rehydrate and make sure to moisturize all over your body. The end result should be a cleaner and more relaxed you.
Find Time to Stretch
Stress can often be the result of a tight schedule. Without adequate time to relax and decompress, our stress tends to build up and starts to impact us in bigger and more noticeable ways. Unfortunately, in these situations we end up being caught in an endless cycle. We’re stressed because of our schedule, and our schedule doesn’t allow us time to destress. We need a solution that isn’t time intensive.
Stretching can be a great way to quickly relieve stress in time sensitive situations. Instead of full-blown yoga sessions, try to find minutes during your day where you could fit in some minor stretches. It may not seem like a lot, but when you add all of these little moments up, your body will thank you. Try researching stretches that are beneficial for your job-type, such as stretches for desk jobs or stretches for standing jobs for more ideas.
Take Control by Cleaning
When we deal with stressful situations, there are a lot of factors that we can’t control. For example, you might not have control over a deadline or a team member, so you feel stressed about getting things done on time or trusting another person to perform their own tasks. In these situations, it may be more beneficial to focus on things in your life that you can control like your environment.
Next time you feel stressed about factors outside of your control, set a timer for 15 minutes and clean one area in your home. Rather than focusing on a deep clean, try to make a difference in that set 15 minutes. If you still have momentum after that 15 minutes, feel free to keep going, but don’t be afraid to treat that timer as a hard stop. Doing something positive for yourself (like cleaning) reminds your brain about what it can control and can help relieve some of that underlying anxiety. This method may not work for everyone, but at the very least your home will be a little cleaner.
Fight Stress with IV Therapy
While stress affects our body on a cellular level, we can’t always find the right ways to manage it. We do what we can to limit and relieve our stress through our actions, but it’s much harder for us to relieve stress at the cellular scale. If you want to address stress at the source, you need to consider how you can support your body at the smallest scale. We can moderately do this with diet and hydration, but a more efficient way to achieve the same results is to use IV therapy.
IV therapy can quickly relieve stress by providing a custom hydration mixture of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements to support your body while stressed. IV therapy bypasses the lengthy digestion process, allowing your body to immediately transport the nutrients to where they are most needed. Additionally, IV therapy can be customized to best fit your body’s needs and circumstances. There are custom IVs designed for conference attendees, frequent flyers, and a myriad of other patients.
Don’t wait for stress to build up. Take little steps to help manage and relieve your stress, like scheduling an IV therapy session at your local Hydration Room.